Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Motor Sports Roundup

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Motor Sports Roundup

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Blaney wins Xfinity race

Ryan Blaney demonstrated his improving patience and made sure that Kevin Harvick's misery at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway continued. Blaney passed Harvick on a restart with three laps to go and held on to win Saturday on the Xfinity circuit.

Blaney went from last to first for his fifth career Xfinity victory. He had qualified third, but was sent to the back of the field to start the race because of unapproved tire changes to his No. 12 Ford.

"I have a lot better patience than I did a couple of years ago," Blaney joked when asked about starting at the back of the field. "You learn that as you run a little bit more in NASCAR. When you start in the back or something goes wrong and you lose five or six spots it's the patience aspect of it."

Harvick's tough luck at Charlotte Motor Speedway continued. He has won 46 Xfinity Series races, but remains winless there. …

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